The annual ULI Florida Summit connects the top real estate professionals from throughout the state including developers, attorneys, engineers, architects, and land use planners, from both the private and public sector. From keynote addresses to conference sessions, the 2020 Summit will focus on today’s changing markets, trends, and opportunities, and feature leading industry professionals. More than 650 ULI members and non-members who are interested in the progress and prosperity of our state convene at the annual statewide Summit. It is hosted and produced jointly by the five ULI District Councils of Florida.

About ULI North Florida

The ULI North Florida District Council serves a diverse 34 counties spanning from Flagler to Escambia and includes the cities of Gainesville, Jacksonville, Tallahassee and Panama City. With more than 500 members, two major universities and three distinct regions, the District Council facilitates leadership in both the public and private sectors on pragmatic land use and creating and sustaining thriving communities through expertise, information and education. Programs include our annual Emerging Trends in Real Estate events in Jacksonville, Gainesville and Tallahassee, two leadership programs – the Center for Leadership and the Women’s Leadership Development Institute, both geared toward cultivating leaders in the industry, UrbanPlan for high schools and universities that teaches students the fundamentals of land redevelopment, Awards for Excellence honoring projects and organizations that promote best practices in real estate development, a Developer’s Roundtable that brings together senior real estate owners to share best practices, a Young Leaders and Boardroom after Dark lecture series, and an Affordable Housing Task Force dedicated to bringing awareness on the importance of affordable housing in our communities.

Contact the North Florida District Council At: northflorida@uli.org

About ULI Southeast Florida/Caribbean:

The ULI Southeast Florida / Caribbean District Council serves Florida’s seven southernmost coastal counties (from Indian River through Monroe) and throughout the Caribbean Islands. ULI Southeast Florida / Caribbean has over 1,100 members and is focused on addressing the region’s most pressing land use needs: resiliency, mobility, and housing affordability. The District Council engages with the public sector through local and national advisory panels as well as customized workshops and pro bono advisory.  Locally the organization is known for some annual initiatives:  a signature Vision Awards event recognizing outstanding individuals and projects, a Leadership Institute geared for mid-career real estate leaders and three downtown focused forums in Miami, Fort Lauderdale and West Palm.

Contact the Southeast Florida/Caribbean District Council At: sefloridacaribbean@uli.org

About ULI Southwest Florida

The ULI Southwest Florida District Council is dedicated to doing the right thing in the best ways to serve our communities in Charlotte, Lee and Collier Counties. Through our members dedication to the mission and their shared expertise, we provide educational programming that set standards of excellence in development practice. We host an annual series that highlights each of our counties in a forum that allows our attendees to exchange best practices and serve community needs. We provide a platform for women and young leaders to get engaged and raise visibility in the real estate industry. ULI Southwest Florida strives to provide expertise on difficult land use issues through advisory service panels, technical assistance panels and focus groups.

Contact the Southwest Florida District Council at: jackie.davis@uli.org

About ULI Tampa Bay:

The ULI Tampa Bay District Council is the premier real estate development organization in the Tampa Bay region, serving seven counties (from Citrus to Sarasota Counties). With over 625 members and a well-earned reputation as the network and idea place for emerging trends and best practices in land use, ULI Tampa Bay leverages its members’ local and national expertise to tackle some of the most challenging and topical issues in our region. ULI Tampa Bay offers frequent programs throughout the year, including many members only opportunities, a popular monthly breakfast series, and a signature Emerging Trends in Real Estate Conference.

Contact the Tampa Bay District Council at: tampabay@uli.org

Women’s Leadership Initiative (WLI)

The mission of the ULI Women’s Leadership Initiative is to raise the visibility and number of women leaders in ULI and the real estate industry. This includes promoting the advancement of women throughout their careers and increasing the number who serve in leadership positions. The Women’s Leadership Initiative offers a range of events from informal opportunities to network to professional development and learning programs. The Florida Summit provides an annual opportunity for women across the state to network at a separate evening diner event.

Young Leaders Group (YLG)

The Young Leaders Group is a unique multidisciplinary forum for young professionals under the age of 35. The Young Leaders Group creates opportunities for young professionals to build relationships, gain exposure to senior industry professionals, and continue their professional education and development. Young leader activities at the Florida Summit include Coffee Connections and the YLG-hosted Reception.

2019 Florida Summit Recap

The 2019 Florida Summit was held in Orlando and included a unique focus on Destination Development with a spotlight on three high-profile Central Florida projects including Lake Nona with Craig Collin, Senior Vice President, Tavistock Development Company; The Packing District with Kenneth Robinson, President & CEO, Dr. Phillips Charities and Creative Village with Brooke Myers, Founder & President, VelocityRED.

Other topics included rethinking real estate for a multi-modal future, designing senior living for a new hospitality health care paradigm, capital markets, planning for health making healthcare hyper-local, and a focus on attainable housing. There was also a focus on transforming key urban properties into iconic destinations, on how Florida’s research parks are driving innovation and the new Brands of hospitality real estate.

Coverage of the 2019 Florida Summit included: